we thought she would get hungry or thirsty, we watched through the window to see if she moved, nope and the dish was never touched. She refuses to eat from our hands either, nope not a drop. But just lift her out and she is all over the food lol she is so committed she s wonderful . She will be a good mama . But I'm going to fatten her up again before ever setting again, she went from fat and sassy, to very slim.